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THING within us all

Penny Dreadful Season 1

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PENNY DREADFUL is a powerfully written saga filled with dark mystery and suspense. It lives in a demimonde — a half world between reality and the supernatural — where personal demons from the past can be stronger than vampires, evil spirits and immortal beasts.

I believe in monsters.
I believe in curses.
I believe in demons.
Do you?
Vanessa Ives
The Monster is not in my face, but in my soul.
The Creature

London, 1891

Some of literature's most terrifying figures, including Dr. Frankenstein and his Creature, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of the city. They are joined by a core of original characters in a new narrative filled with alienation and dread.

A world filled with terrible wonders

During this era of tremendous technological and scientific experimentation, characters are driven by fatal curiosity. Some are consumed by world exploration, others by testing the boundaries of life. Their dark endeavors shed terrifying light on the unknown.

Dangerous Desires

In a time rife with sin and psychological exploration, love and passion are tainted by deeper, darker mysteries. Suffering from a need for love, characters give into erotic temptation, resulting in horrific, otherworldly consequences.

You Want To Be Someone Else? Come With Me.
Dorian Gray

A Quest For Virtue

Despite individual alienation, characters form unlikely alliances to hunt down greater evil. PENNY DREADFUL weaves together these stories, both familiar and new, into a complex psychological thriller.